Rita Ora criticises ‘tasteless’ A$AP Rocky over crude song lyrics he wrote about her

"Disrespecting women. It's not cool," says pop singer and 'X Factor' judge

Rita Ora has responded to lewd comments A$AP Rocky made about her on his new album, describing the rapper as “tasteless”.

The Harlem rapper released his second studio effort ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ in May, with album track ‘Better Things’ including the lyric: “I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth/Next time I see her might curse the bitch out/Kicked the bitch out once ’cause she bitched out/Spit my kids out, jizzed up all in her mouth and made the bitch bounce”.

The lyric was widely criticised, with Rocky previously commenting on the matter: “I just want to clarify, this isn’t me saying: People don’t go listen to Rita Ora, or she’s an ugly person, or nothing. I’m not saying she’s a terrible person, I’m just saying that when I was in a relationship and I did things with her that I wasn’t supposed to do, she had a big mouth.”

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Speaking in a new interview with Glamour magazine, Ora dubbed Rocky’s offensive lyrics “tasteless” and added that “discrespecting women” isn’t cool.

“It’s not about me. It’s about women,” Ora said. “Disrespecting women. It’s not cool. There’s more to a person than who you’re dating… don’t disregard what I’ve done with my career because of someone that I was dating – if I was even dating that person. Which I wasn’t. Let’s be very clear on that. I was not. And nor will I ever.”

Going on to discuss the double standards faced by women when it comes to their sex lives, she added: “What I’m saying is: it’s not cool that females always have that shadow on their back… and now I’m not talking about A$AP. I’m talking about anything that I’ve experienced in my life.”

‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ is the follow-up to 2013 debut ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ and features guest contributions from Kanye West, Miguel, Rod Stewart, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne and more.

Rita Ora, meanwhile, is set to release a new album later this year and will also appear as a judge on the new series of The X Factor alongside Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and fellow new addition, Nick Grimshaw.